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Here is the link to my gpu-z validation

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/6m9/

They were both ASUS cards with the stock cooler but now they are rocking EK copper acetal water cooling blocks. keeps them temps nice and cool for that serious clock.
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Random Q, has anyone bought one of those new Swiftech water blocks for their 290/x?

Those things look sexy as h.ell! Even more attractive than the XSPC Razor blocks.
    
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I"m thinking of swapping my i5 3570k/ ASUS Formula V for a Intel Core i7-3820/ASUS P9X79 (I'm hoping its Deluxe, but I don't think it is)


But I just realized that the P9X79 only has 3 PCIE slots.....


Will I see much of a difference if I upgrade? I am running 3 R9 290s(forth still in box), and two cards are running at 4x.

Otherwise, I"m just waiting for Haswell -E, for Intel Retail Edge for a deal on a CPU, and then buy new RAM and motherboard.
Edited by Roy360 - 5/15/14 at 10:49am
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I"m thinking of swapping my i5 3570k/ ASUS Formula V for a Intel Core i7-3820/ASUS P9X79.


But I just realized that the P9X79 only has 3 PCIE slots..... the only ASUS motherboard I can find with 4 slots costs over 500$, so its out of the question.


Will I see much of a difference if I upgrade? I am running 3 R9 290s(forth still in box), and two cards are running at 4x.

Otherwise, I"m just waiting for Haswell -E, for Intel Retail Edge for a deal on a CPU, and then buy new RAM and motherboard.

If you're looking for a sub 500 ASUS board with 4 PCIeX16 Slots then the P9X79-WS fits the sub 500 dollar price range...heck even the X79-E WS with full 7 X16 Slots cost less than a Rampage Extreme Black Edition.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131798

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131971
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I"m thinking of swapping my i5 3570k/ ASUS Formula V for a Intel Core i7-3820/ASUS P9X79.


But I just realized that the P9X79 only has 3 PCIE slots..... the only ASUS motherboard I can find with 4 slots costs over 500$, so its out of the question.


Will I see much of a difference if I upgrade? I am running 3 R9 290s(forth still in box), and two cards are running at 4x.

Otherwise, I"m just waiting for Haswell -E, for Intel Retail Edge for a deal on a CPU, and then buy new RAM and motherboard.

It mostly depends on your clock difference from the 3570k to the 3820. The other difference would come from the higher bandwidth PCIe slots maybe like 3-4 fps more.
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I"m thinking of swapping my i5 3570k/ ASUS Formula V for a Intel Core i7-3820/ASUS P9X79.


But I just realized that the P9X79 only has 3 PCIE slots..... the only ASUS motherboard I can find with 4 slots costs over 500$, so its out of the question.


Will I see much of a difference if I upgrade? I am running 3 R9 290s(forth still in box), and two cards are running at 4x.

Otherwise, I"m just waiting for Haswell -E, for Intel Retail Edge for a deal on a CPU, and then buy new RAM and motherboard.

I would suggest to wait I dont think there is enough difference to justify the cost and aggravation. My testing for 290s in my scaling thread compared 8x 2.0 vs 3.0 8x. - I cant do 4x that I am aware of but its probably like 10% difference? Also running 4x 290s may present some issues in games. All my scaling test in most titles keeps going beyond 3 cards but im using really high resolutions. I will do 4k testing I think since that seems to be more sought after.
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If you're looking for a sub 500 ASUS board with 4 PCIeX16 Slots then the P9X79-WS fits the sub 500 dollar price range...heck even the X79-E WS with full 7 X16 Slots cost less than a Rampage Extreme Black Edition.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131798

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131971

hmm, I was just looking at NCIX and Tigerdirect, completely forgot about Newegg.

NOw the question is, will that 460$ worth it
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It mostly depends on your clock difference from the 3570k to the 3820. The other difference would come from the higher bandwidth PCIe slots maybe like 3-4 fps more.

3570k is at 5GHz, but it's currently runs at 100% in every game I play. I've been told that my CPU was the bottleneck
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If you're looking for a sub 500 ASUS board with 4 PCIeX16 Slots then the P9X79-WS fits the sub 500 dollar price range...heck even the X79-E WS with full 7 X16 Slots cost less than a Rampage Extreme Black Edition.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131798

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131971

hmm, I was just looking at NCIX and Tigerdirect, completely forgot about Newegg.

NOw the question is, will that 460$ worth it
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It mostly depends on your clock difference from the 3570k to the 3820. The other difference would come from the higher bandwidth PCIe slots maybe like 3-4 fps more.

3570k is at 5GHz, but it's currently runs at 100% in every game I play. I've been told that my CPU was the bottleneck
At what resolution you play the games?
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You can always go for the X79-UP4 if you want to save some cash but still have 4 slots for a 4 way SLI/CFX configuration. thumb.gif
Plus the Aesthetics are right up there, mmmmm black smile.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128562
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At what resolution you play the games?

Been testing at 1080p, however I will be gaming at 5760x1080p. The upgrade to LGA2011 with the original mobo will be more or less free. It's just going to be a huge pain to swap motherboards in my watercooled rig


p.s LGA2011 supports the Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge-E right? Only Haswell-E requires a new socket.
Edited by Roy360 - 5/15/14 at 11:17am
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